World Badminton Championship

  • Delighted to win Bronze at World Badminton Championships August 14, 2013

    India's rising shuttler PV Sindhu was happy with her performance World Badminton Championships and is gearing up for Indian Badminton League. ...
  • Lee Chong Wei vows to bounce back from Worlds' defeat August 13, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top shuttler Lee Chong Wei has vowed to bounce back from his defeat to Chinese star Lin Dan in the World Badminton Championship final. The World No. 1 retired due to leg cramps during the final in Guangzhou Sunday against his arch rival Lin Dan, who won...
  • Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon claims gold at World Championships August 11, 2013

    Guangzhou: Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon won the women's singles crown at the World Badminton Championships after beating Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the final here on Sunday. The fourth seeded Ratchanok overcame the World No.1 22-20, 18-21, 21-14 in one hour and five minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium. This is the...
  • Jwala Gutta heaps praise on PV Sindhu August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Jwala Gutta on Saturday congratulated PV Sindhu for claiming the women's singles bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou, China. "Ayyoooo hard luck Sindhu...no matter what u still the rock star...congratulations fr the bronze....mmwahhhh," tweeted Jwala. Sindhu lost her semi-final at the competition Saturday against Ratchanok Intanon of...
  • Sindhu's performance will give others confidence: Ashwini Ponnappa August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Ashwini Ponnappa, the last Indian to have won a medal at the World Badminton Championships before PV Sindhu, praised her compatriot and said that her medal-winning performance will give other Indians confidence to play fearlessly. Ashwini won the women's doubles bronze medal at the Worlds with Jwala Gutta two...
  • PV Sindhu settles for bronze after losing in World badminton semis August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: India's hopes of booking their maiden berth at the World Badminton Championship finals were blown away in Guangzhou on Saturday when PV Sindhu lost her women's singles semi-final against Thailand's Ratchanok Inthanon with a disappointing 10-21, 13-21 scoreline. Sindhu will now have to settle for bronze, just like Prakash...
  • As it happened: PV Sindhu in World Badminton Championship semis August 10, 2013

    13:39 PV Sindhu has to settle with a Bronze medal at BWF World Championships 2013 as he loses her semi-final match against Thailand's Ratchanok 10-21, 13-21. 13:36 Good drop point by Thai. Sindhu has no answer to her. She would have hoped to give better fight than this. 11-17. 13:33 Sindhu...
  • Saina, Kashyap exit at quarter-final stage of World Badminton C'ships August 9, 2013

    Guangzhou: India's hopes of a historic medal tally at the BWF World Championships took a beating on Friday with Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap both exiting at the quarter-final stage. Saina was beaten 23-21, 21-9 by South Korean Yeon Ju Bae, who has been seeded 13th in the event, while...
  • Sindhu enters third round; Kona-Vishnu crashes out of World Badminton August 7, 2013

    Guangzhou: Rising Indian shuttler PV Sindhu overcame a fighting Kaori Imabeppu of Japan to secure her place in the third round of the women's singles competition at the World Badminton Championships on Wednesday. Seeded 10th, Sindhu, who won the Malaysia Grand Prix in May this year, had to sweat it...
  • Saina Nehwal gets easy draw in World Championships July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal has been handed a relatively easy draw in the women's singles section at the upcoming World Badminton Championships, scheduled to be held in Guangzhou from August 5 to 11. World No. 3 Saina has got a bye in the first round and...
  • World Badminton: Jwala ecstatic with SF berth August 26, 2011

    India's Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa upset Indonesian Vita Marissa and Nadya Melati in the women's doubles quarter-finals. ...
  • World Badminton: Saina out, Jwala-Ashwini in SF August 26, 2011

    London: India's Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa stormed into the semifinal of the World Badminton championships here on Friday but India's best hope Saina Nehwal bowed out in the quarters. The Jwala-Ashwini duo upset Indonesian Vita Marissa and Nadya Melati 17-21, 21-10, 21-17 in the women's doubles; however, Saina couldn't...
  • Saina storms into World Championship quarters August 26, 2011

    London: Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championship after zooming past Pui Yin Yip of Hong Kong in the third round of the women's singles event here on Thursday. The world number six Indian didn't waste any time in getting into the rhythm and was leading 13-5...
  • World Badminton: Hidayat upset by Wong August 26, 2011

    London: Former winner Taufik Hidayat was unceremoniously ousted from the world championships in the second round on Wednesday, beaten 21-17, 21-14 by unseeded Zi Liang Derek Wong from Singapore. It was an unwelcome 30th birthday present for the Indonesian who reached last year's final in Paris but played some way below...
  • Saina in third round of World Badminton August 26, 2011

    London: India's Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the third round of the World Badminton Championships with fluent victories here on Wednesday. Saina dispatched Chloe Magee of Ireland 21-10, 21-7. The sixth seeded Indian, who got a bye in the first round, took 26 minutes to go past Chloe. Jayaram, who...
  • World Badminton: Kashyap off to a winning start August 26, 2011

    London: Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist P Kashyap defeated Germany's Domke Dieter in a hard-fought three-game affair to enter the second round of the World Badminton Championships here. Kashyap got past his gritty rival 21-13, 23-25, 21-11 in a match that lasted close to an hour. He will face seventh seed Tien Minh...
  • World Badminton: Lin Dan eases into R2 August 26, 2011

    London: China's Lin Dan eased into the second round of the world championships with a 21-11, 21-10 success over Lithuanian Kestutis Navickas on Tuesday. The Chinese suffered a surprise quarterfinal exit in last year's tournament in Paris after three world titles in a row but looked in good shape at the...
  • World Badminton: Indian men go down in doubles August 26, 2011

    London: Curtains fell on India's campaign in the men's doubles event of the World Badminton Championships after the pair of Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas went down fighting in the second round here on Tuesday. Rupesh and Sanave squandered a one-game lead to lose 19-21 21-11 21-12 in 48 minutes to...
  • Saina gears up for the World Championship test August 26, 2011

    London: Returning to the court after more than a month, India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will have to get into rhythm quickly when she begins her campaign in the World Badminton Championship starting here on Monday. The 21-year-old, who reached the quarterfinals in the last two editions of the mega-event, has...
  • Saina upbeat about her chances in World C'ship August 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Her troubling ankle completely healed, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal can't wait for the World Championships next week but conceded that months of rigorous preparation would count only if she gets into the rhythm quickly at the London mega-event. The 21-year-old took a break after the Indonesian Super Series...
  • Saina crashes out of World Championships August 27, 2010

    Paris: India's Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships losing 8-21, 14-21 to Chinese Shixian Wang in the quarterfinals at the Pierre de Coubertin stadium here on Friday. With Saina's fall it was the end of the road for India as the ninth-seeded mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta...
  • Saina confident ahead of World C'ship QF August 27, 2010

    Paris: In Paris to clinch the world no. 1 spot, India's ace shuttler and currently world no. 2 Saina Nehwal shared her experience after winning the Round-3 match of the World Badminton Championship against Russia's Ella Diehl here on Thursday. Talking to the media, Saina compared Thursday's match with the one...
  • Saina enters World Championships' quarters August 27, 2010

    Paris: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships, beating Russia's Ella Diehl in straight games here on Thursday. The second seeded Indian took just 40 minutes to tame 13th seed Diehl 21-14, 21-18 in the third round of the women's singles event. But...
  • Diju-Jwala in mixed doubles QF of World C'ship August 26, 2010

    Paris: The Indian mixed doubles pair of V Diju and Jwala Gutta overcame early sluggishness to beat Singapore's Chayut Triyachart and Lei Yao and enter the quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championships here on Thursday. Diju and Jwala, quarterfinalists at the last World Championships in Hyderabad, won 14-21, 21-18, 21-14. The Indians...
  • Saina enters 3rd round of World Championship August 25, 2010

    Paris: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal survived a scare before prevailing over unseeded Chinese Taipei's Hsian Huan Chen in a thrilling three-game match to reach the pre-quarterfinals of World Championship here on Wednesday. The second seed Indian, one of the hot favourites to win the World title, beat Chen 20-22, 21-15,...
  • Chetan loses at World Badminton Championships August 24, 2010

    Paris: Top Indian shuttler Chetan Anand crashed out of the World Badminton Championships with a disappointing straight-game defeat against a lowly-ranked opponent in the men's singles first round here on Tuesday. Chetan, the highest ranked Indian in the fray and seeded 14th in the prestigious event, lost 14-21, 18-21 to Singapore's...
  • Saina gears up for World Championships August 24, 2010

    Hyderabad: Saina Nehwal has been on a hot streak of late with three consecutive super series titles. But over the next week, she has the chance to scale an even higher summit, win the world championships that start in Paris later on Tuesday. The Hyderabadi hurricane has unfinished business at the...
  • Lin Dan, Lee Chong reach second round in Paris August 23, 2010

    Paris: Defending Champion Lin Dan of China and top-seed Malaysian Lee Chong Wei advanced to the second round after notching up straight-set wins over their rivals in the World badminton Championship here on Monday. Three-time World Champion Lin made short work of Iran's Ali Shahhosseini 21-4, 21-10 in 26 minutes in...
  • Saina leads India in World Championships July 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Star shuttler Saina Nehwal will lead India's challenge in the World Championship in Paris in August. The nine-member squad includes Aditi Mutatkar, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, Chetan Anand, Parupalli Kashyap, Sanave Thomas, V. Diju and Rupesh Kumar. Pullela Gopichand will be the chief coach. Announcing the squad, Badminton Association of India...
  • Saina Nehwal out of WBC, fans upset August 18, 2009

    Hyderabad: Sania Nehwal was India’s best hope at the World Badminton Championship but it all came to an end on Monday after she lost to Wang Lin in the women’s singles quarterfinal. Despite being down with chicken pox one week before the Championship, she delivered a good performance. Nehwal made her...